LOS ANGELES - MAY 31: Cast member Lauren Conrad attends the viewing party for the MTV Music Television documentary/drama show 'The Hills' on May 31, 2006 at club LAX in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images For MTV)

'The Hills' Flashback: Season 1 Red Carpet

In 2006, a girl named Lauren Conrad debuted her new MTV show...

Viewers are about to feel the rain on their skin once again: MTV has announced a reboot of its reality series "The Hills" titled "The Hills: New Beginnings." Several original cast members (including Spencer Pratt, Audrina Patridge, and Justin Bobby) were on hand at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards to help make the announcement.

The original series — itself a spin-off of the network's earlier "Laguna Beach" — debuted in 2006 and followed the exploits of twentysomething Lauren Conrad (pictured above) as she pursued a career in fashion. Running for six seasons, the hit show trafficked in everyday drama punctuated by glamorous glimpses behind the velvet rope of some of Hollywood's hottest clubs. Conrad eventually left the series in its fifth season and was replaced by fellow "Laguna Beach" alum (and rival) Kristin Cavallari.

With news of a reboot, we take a nostalgic trip back down the red carpet for the season 1 viewing party in L.A. Things have changed just a bit...

LOS ANGELES - MAY 31: Cast members (L-R) Brian, Whitney, Heidi, Audrina, Lauren and Jason attend the viewing party for the MTV Music Television documentary/drama show 'The Hills' on May 31, 2006 at club LAX in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images For MTV) Vince Bucci/Getty Images THE GANG While the cast became a bit of a revolving door as the years wore on, the original core four (pictured above) were Whitney Port, Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, and Lauren (L.C.) Conrad. They're flanked here by Conrad's then-boyfriend Jason Wahler (right) and a guy many fans may have forgotten, Montag's boyfriend's roommate Brian Drolet. LOS ANGELES - MAY 31: Cast members Lauren Conrad and Jason Whaler attend the viewing party for the MTV Music Television documentary/drama show 'The Hills' on May 31, 2006 at club LAX in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images For MTV) Vince Bucci/Getty Images LOVE BIRDS Conrad married William Tell in 2014, but back in 2006, it was all about Whaler. In fact, in the season 1 finale, Conrad famously turned down a work trip to Paris (she was interning at Teen Vogue at the time) to spend the summer with Wahler. They were broken up by the season 2 premiere.

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Heidi Montag during MTV, Brent Bolthouse Productions and TeenVogue Presents The Hills Viewing Party at LAX in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage) Amy Graves/WireImage THE ORIGINAL BFF Conrad's housemate, Montag briefly attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising before leaving for a job with Bolthouse Productions. In season 2, she and Conrad's friendship would become strained thanks to Montag's new relationship with eventual husband Spencer Pratt. LOS ANGELES - MAY 31: Cast members (L-R) Whitney, Heidi, Audrina and Lauren attend the viewing party for the MTV Music Television documentary/drama show 'The Hills' on May 31, 2006 at club LAX in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images For MTV) Vince Bucci/Getty Images THE GIRLS Port, Montag, Patridge, and Conrad. LOS ANGELES - MAY 31: Cast members Jordan (L) and Brian attend the viewing party for the MTV Music Television documentary/drama show 'The Hills' on May 31, 2006 at club LAX in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images For MTV) Vince Bucci/Getty Images THE BOYS Montag's then-boyfriend Jordan Eubanks and his roommate Drolet. LOS ANGELES - MAY 31: Actress Ashley Benson attends the viewing party for the MTV Music Television documentary/drama show 'The Hills' on May 31, 2006 at club LAX in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images For MTV) Vince Bucci/Getty Images A PRETTY LITTLE PARTY-GOER Ashley Benson, pre-"Pretty Little Liars" fame, attends the fete. LOS ANGELES - MAY 31: Actor Shawn Pyfrom attends the viewing party for the MTV Music Television documentary/drama show 'The Hills' on May 31, 2006 at club LAX in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images For MTV) Vince Bucci/Getty Images 'DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES' ACTOR SHAWN PYFROM LOS ANGELES - MAY 31: Actor Andy Milonakis attends the viewing party for the MTV Music Television documentary/drama show 'The Hills' on May 31, 2006 at club LAX in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images For MTV) Vince Bucci/Getty Images MTV PERSONALITY ANDY MILONAKIS (FromR) US television personalities from 'The Hills' Spencer and Heidi Pratt and son Gunner Pratt, Audrina Patridge, Jason Wahler, a guest, Frankie Delgado and Justin Brescia attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images) ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images REUNITED Cast members (sans Lauren Conrad, who, according to People, won't be part of the reboot) at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. Pictured (from left): Justin Bobby, Frankie Delgado, a guest, Kevin Wahler, Audrina Patridge, Heidi Pratt (née Montag), Gunner Pratt, and Spencer Pratt.

"The Hills: New Beginnings" is slated to debut in 2019.



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